Canada Border Services Agency officers turned a man wanted in California over to U.S. authorities last month.

California suspect arrested at border

A man wanted in California for an alleged crime against a minor was arrested at the Peace Arch border crossing last month.

A man wanted in California for an alleged crime against a minor was arrested at the Peace Arch border crossing last month.

According to a news release issued last week (July 20) by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a name check on a Canada-bound traveller revealed the individual was the subject of a National Criminal Information Center warrant for “crimes against person – possess obscene matter minor.”

Outstanding warrants were verified with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the news release notes.

CPB officials could not clarify the offence involved, noting the terminology comes from California law.

Ronald Rowan, 50, was turned over to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 for extradition.

Acting Area Port Director Terry Schulze said the arrest “typifies the close and professional working relationship among the northern border law enforcement agencies in Washington and British Columbia.”

“CBP is proud of this bond which helps us perform our security mission to protect the American homeland.”

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